Murfreesboro has a Pulse

Dear Readers:

It’s official, Murfreesboro has a Pulse.

We’ve managed to work through a few headaches and snowstorms and put out the second issue of The Pulse. I trust myself and the crew have wrapped up some of the thoughts in all of our crazy little heads and delivered them to you in a neat, easily-digestible and attractive package.

The Pulse has been through a lot since the last issue, most notably our two kickoff parties at Bluesboro and Blue Coast Burrito. Both occasions were great successes, thanks to the staff at at both of the Blues, all the musicians who performed to support a good cause and everyone who came out to celebrate with us.

Everyone seems very excited about the whole concept behind the paper. One local drummer said he saw the first issue on his birthday and said he’s been wanting a quality entertainment publication for so long, it was one of the best birthday surprises he could’ve thought of.

Other ’Boro loyalists appreciate the fact we realize there’s enough going on in the Rutherford County art scene to support a newspaper. Why would the people of Murfreesboro want to sift through a huge Nashville-based publication when they don’t really intend to drive 30 miles to eat dinner, see a movie or enjoy quality music?

They don’t want to, and now they don’t have to. We need your help, though. We need to stay informed of all of the local art happenings. So bands, send us those demos and show dates. Art-lovers, tell us who’s doing exceptional work. Readers, let us know what you’re thinking, whether it’s about movies, politics, food, video games or whatever.

In closing, I want to let everyone who helped produce the paper know how much I appreciate them. Sarah, you made the Pulse look awesome. Thanks for your long hours. To all of the contributors: thanks so much, and keep the good stories and photos coming.


Bracken Mayo, Editor in Chief


About the Author

Bracken, a 2003 graduate of MTSU’s journalism program, is the founder and publisher of The Murfreesboro Pulse. He lives in Murfreesboro with his wife, graphic artist and business partner, Sarah, and son, Bracken Jr. Bracken enjoys playing the piano, sushi, Tool, football, chess, jogging, spending time in his backyard with his chickens, hippie music, climbing at The Ascent, bowling, swimming, soup, tennis, sunshine, revolution, defiance and anarchy. He can cook a mean grilled cheese, and can fry just about anything.

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